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Suspected bandits killed in Sundarbans 'gunfight' with RAB

  • Published at 05:25 pm June 28th, 2020
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Outlaws from Khan Bahini used to abduct fishermen from the area and after looting their valuables or receiving ransom, they used to flee into the Indian border to avoid Bangladeshi law enforcers

Three suspected bandits have been killed in a reported gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Satkhira Range area of Sundarbans.

The incident took place in the Firingi area of the Sundarbans in the early hours of Sunday.

The deceased, Faruk Hossain and two other suspected bandits--whose identity have not been confirmed yet-- were from Khan Bahini, an infamous bandit gang of the area, police confirms.

Seeking anonymity, a source alleged that outlaws from the Khan Bahini gang used to abduct fishermen from the area and after looting their valuables or receiving ransom, they used to flee into the Indian border to avoid Bangladeshi law enforcers.

Satkhira Shyamnagar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nazmul Huda confirmed the matter. However, RAB has not given any details yet about the gunfight.

"We took the three bodies from the hospital to the police station. The RAB officials have not submitted their names or statements yet,” Nazmul said.

Contacted, sources from the elite force said they will come forward with the details later, reports our correspondent.

The bodies were kept at Shyamnagar Health Complex after they were brought from the Sundarbans through Shyamnagar around 10am on Sunday, said Dr Omar Faruk, RMO of the upazila.

There are various bandit gangs active in the area, who abduct fishermen for ransom and loot their valuables regularly, said the OC.

Earlier, on June 20, one of the bandit gangs abducted four fishermen and asked for ransom from the respective families. In response to the incident, several teams of RAB were making drives to the area to arrest the perpetrators from Friday.

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